Find Out What's Playing at GPAC

To learn more about all of the upcoming performances at Garner Performing Arts Center, visit GPAC's What's Playing page.

Eggstravaganza Coming Up March 28

Spring is just around the corner! Celebrate with the Town of Garner at our annual Spring Eggstravaganza. There will be activities for kids of all ages at this free event on Saturday, March 28 from 10am to 1pm at Lake Benson Park.

This year’s event will feature a magician with live animals, music, games, inflatables, crafts and more! Visit one of our food vendors to purchase treats like hot dogs and Italian ices.

Be sure to bring your camera to have a picture taken with the Easter Bunny before the egg hunts begin PROMPTLY at noon.

Lake Benson Park is located at 921 Buffaloe Road in Garner.

No pets are allowed during this event. Volunteering opportunities are available.

For more information about this event or to volunteer, please contact Kendrick Mayes at or call 919.773.4441.

'War at Your Door' Musical Drama about Civil War Events

The historical musical drama "War at Your Door" about events in Garner and the surrounding community near the end of the Civil War comes to Garner Performing Arts Center April 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at

Towne Players Production: 'The Dixie Swim Club'

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. They meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each others' lives. The play focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. "The Dixie Swim Club" is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. Shows at Garner Performing Arts Center are April 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances April 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or at

Big Sweep/Litter Sweep Slated for April 18

Help keep Garner green! Volunteers are needed to help clean the streets of Garner as well as the watershed and shore of Lake Benson on April 18 from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers will meet at White Deer Park Nature Center (2400 Aversboro Road). Pre-registration is encouraged but not required (call 919-661-6982 to pre-register). On-site registration begins 8:30 a.m. the day of the event. All volunteers receive free breakfast and cleanup supplies.

Shadows of the 60's Bring Back the Motown Sound

Shadows of the 60's pay tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations and Supremes. In this tribute production show coming to Garner Performing Arts Center on May 2 7:30 p.m., you'll see Shadows of the 60's perform the hits that span decades. Great care is taken to reproduce the music, note for note and in the original keys and arrangements. The show also features stunning choreography and costumes. It's three super groups on one stage with a grand finale featuring the music of Motown's Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves, Junior Walker and more. Tickets are $20 in advance and $24 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit

Friday Family Flick and Camping

The Town's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is showing "Monsters University" at Lake Benson Park on May 8 at 8 p.m. The movie is free. There is also an overnight camping option ($12/family for town residents, $15/family for non-residents). Please call (919) 661-6982 for more details or to register, or visit THIS LINK. There will be a second Friday Family Flick movie/camping night on June 12. The movie will be "SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water."

Memorial Day Observance at Veterans Memorial

Garner's annual Memorial Day observance will be held May 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Garner Veterans Memorial at Lake Benson Park (921 Buffaloe Road).

Independence Day Celebration Set for July 3

Garner's annual Independence Day celebration at Lake Benson Park (921 Buffaloe Road) will be held on July 3 starting at 5 p.m. The North Carolina Symphony will give a free performance. The concert will be followed by one of the best fireworks shows in the Triangle.